Monthly Archives: February 2013

Link: Community Hero: “Retail as Art”

In Press // on February 25th, 2013 // by // No comment

Feb. 25, 2013: A unique scholarship program for students in Dallas is growing — and it’s all thanks to a North Texan and former educator himself who’s always been passionate about supporting children’s’ education. Alice Rios has this week’s KRLD Community Hero.

Listen to the broad cast: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/02/28/community-hero-retail-as-art/

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Link: CBSLocal.com – Community Hero: “Retail As Art”

In Uncategorized // on February 25th, 2013 // by // No comment

Community Hero: “Retail As Art”

Reporting Alice Rios

Feb. 25, 2013: A uniquescholarship program for students in Dallas is growing — and it’s all thanks to a North Texan and former educator himself who’s always been passionate about supporting children’s’ education. Alice Rios has this week’s KRLD Community Hero.

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Link: Patron Magazine Announcing Retail as Art Event on Facebook

In Press // on February 19th, 2013 // by // No comment

February 19-SCHOLARSHIP: UCR (United Commercial Realty) has announced its call for entries for its 2013 UCR Retail As Art Photography Scholarship Contest. It is open to all Dallas-area high school students. Deadline to enter is March 13.

Entry packet at: http://bit.ly/VFjHyc

Read more: https://www.facebook.com/patronmag?fref=ts

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Link: You Plus Dallas – “Retail as Art” Will Award Scholarship to Local High School Artists

In Uncategorized // on February 19th, 2013 // by // No comment

“Retail as Art” Will Award Scholarship to Local High School Artists
Posted February 19, 2013 by Caitlin Clark

Dallas high school students with a passion for photography are encourage to enter United Commercial Realty‘s “Retail as Art,” an annual invitational designed to showcase the very best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” from Dallas area high school students.

“Retail as Art” is the heart and soul project of UCR’s president and CEO, Mickey Ashmore. A former speech and English high school teacher and current father of three and grandfather of five, Ashmore has always been passionate about a child’s education, support and inspiration. UCR hosted the first “Retail  as Art” invitational in 2008, since then, the event has grown from one school to 12 DISD high schools and one private school.

Press Release: 

Dallas-area high school students are encouraged to submit their best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” which will be judged by local photographers, tastemakers and industry professionals. The top three winning entrants will receive a UCR “Retail as Art” Scholarship. The annual invitational’s mission is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail and reward students and their schools for their talent and efforts.

“Retail as Art’s” Kick-Off Party, an informative orientation, will be held on March 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach (4524 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205)where guest speakers including industry professionals and photographers will provide helpful advice to the students, and the UCR team will review contest details and answer questions.  Participation forms, available online atwww.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art, are due by March 13, 2013, and artwork submission is due by April 5, 2013. After the judging process concludes, the winning images and other notable submissions will be exhibited at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit on May 8 at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio where the winners will be announced.

The contest is free to participate and open to all Dallas Independent School (DISD) and local area private high school students.  Deadline for participation forms is March 13, 2013. For more information and submission criteria, visit www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art orwww.Facebook.com/RetailAsArt.

 

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Link: Lakewood Advocate – Scholarships for photos of ‘retail as art’

In Uncategorized // on February 19th, 2013 // by // No comment

Scholarships for photos of ‘retail as art’

by Whitney Thompson

All currently enrolled DISD high school students and Dallas-area private school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in this year’s “Retail as Art” contest. The top three winners will be awarded scholarship money.

“Retail as Art” is an official 501c3 nonprofit created by Dallas-based United Commercial Realty. According to the UCR website, “UCR’s purpose for this event is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail, and reward the winners and their schools for their talent and efforts.”

The contest is in its fifth year and has previously awarded scholarships to students at Hillcrest High School andBooker T. Washington High School. Ally Hulsey of Booker T. Washington shot the winning photo for last year’s contest (above).

 

“Retail as Art’s” kick-off party will be held on March 6 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach. The kick-off party will be a time for students to ask questions and review contest details with the UCR team, industry professionals and photographers. Participation forms are due by March 13.  The deadline for photo submission is April 5. On May 8 contest winners and other notable submissions will be announced and displayed at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio.

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Link: RSVP Calendar (Blog)

In Press // on February 18th, 2013 // by // No comment

Retail as Art will be on May 8th! RSVP now!

May Calendar: http://www.rsvpcalendar.com/dallas/index.html?monthno=5&year=2013&Submit.x=24&Submit.y=7&Submit=Submit

 

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Link: Press Release – Calling All Dallas-area High School Students! UCR Announces Call for Entries for “Retail As Art”

In Uncategorized // on February 7th, 2013 // by // No comment

Calling All Dallas-area High School Students! UCR Announces Call for Entries for “Retail As Art”

Posted by Friedman Marketing and Public Relations in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX on Feb 07, 2013

United Commercial Realty (UCR), Texas’ largest retail real estate services provider, is currently accepting applications for their fifth annual “Retail as Art” photography scholarship contest. The contest is free to participate and open to all Dallas Independent School (DISD) and local area private high school students.
DALLAS (February 7, 2013) – United Commercial Realty (UCR), Texas’ largest retail real estate services provider, is currently accepting applications for their fifth annual “Retail as Art” photography scholarship contest. The contest is free to participate and open to all Dallas Independent School (DISD) and local area private high school students.  Deadline for participation forms is March 13, 2013. For more information and submission criteria, visitwww.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art or www.Facebook.com/RetailAsArt

Dallas-area high school students are encouraged to submit their best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” which will be judged by local photographers, tastemakers and industry professionals. The top three winning entrants will receive a UCR “Retail as Art” Scholarship  The annual invitational’s mission is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail and reward students and their schools for their talent and efforts.

 

“Retail as Art’s” Kick-Off Party, an informative orientation,  will be held on March 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach (4524 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205) where guest speakers including industry professionals and photographers will provide helpful advice to the students, and the UCR team will review contest details and answer questions.  Participation forms, available online at www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art, are due by March 13, 2013, and artwork submission is due by April 5, 2013. After the judging process concludes, the winning images and other notable submissions will be exhibited at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit on May 8 at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio where the winners will be announced.

 

With a 501c3 status, “Retail as Art” is the heart and soul project of Mickey Ashmore, UCR’s president and CEO. A former speech and English high school teacher and current father of three and grandfather of five, Ashmore has always been passionate about a child’s education, support and inspiration. In 2008, UCR hosted the first “Retail as Art” invitational. Since then, the event has grown from one school to 12 DISD high schools and one private school.

 

Says Ashmore, “It is a blessing to be able to reach out to students and support their talent, challenge their creativity, enrich their retail and art education, and reward the top talent. The entire UCR team believes in this charity and we are thrilled with the growth this program has experienced. It’s such a pleasure to see the outstanding results, both in terms of the photographs produced and the benefits received by all involved.”

 

About Retail as Art:  Retail as Art is a 5013c organization.  All proceeds go to benefit the UCR “Retail as Art” Fund, which is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.

About United Commercial Realty:

Founded in 1988, UCR is a recognized leader in retail real estate services providing retailer representation, project leasing, investment sales and asset and property management. Today, UCR represents 228 local, regional and national retailers and manages and/or leases more than 39 million square feet of retail property, including power centers, grocery anchored centers, main street districts, lifestyle centers and mixed-use projects. The UCR Investment Sales team has executed over $3.5 billion in investment sales of retail property. Based in Dallas, UCR also has offices in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The relationship with ChainLinks Retail Advisors allows UCR to deliver services throughout the nation. www.ucrrealty.com

 

In Photo2012 First Place Winner “Neiman Marcus” by Ally Hulsey, Booker T. Washington

 

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